PRINT POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE — NEW LEADERS OF THE PAC
Dinner Draws a Crowd
One such fund-raising effort was a $200 a couple legislative conference, gala reception and dinner held earlier this month in Washington, DC. During the day, attendees were treated to educational sessions that provided legislative and advocacy information. The scheduled guest speakers for the evening were Tony Blankley and Eleanor Clift of the political television analysts roundtable, “The McLaughlin Group.”
For Bob Murphy, chairman of Japs-Olson in St. Louis Park, MN, and the PrintPAC chairman, revitalizing PrintPAC is a matter of reminding printers that contributing is not something that will just take care of itself. Printers need to be actively prodded, and Murphy sees it as a personal challenge to underscore the importance of supporting those politicians who back the industry in Washington.
“Especially with postal reform—it’s become so apparent in recent years that we definitely have a stake in what government does or doesn’t do,” he says. “Sometimes, you have to answer some questions and allay some fears. Contributing is something that is convenient to put off to a later date, which doesn’t help. We really have to fan the fire and get it moving.”